Unmarried Couples Entitlements and Cohabitation Agreements

Unmarried Couples Entitlements and Cohabitation Agreements

The number of cohabitating families has increased by almost 30% in the last decade, which has led to a rise in complex legal disputes after a break-up. It is a common misconception that cohabitants possess the same legal rights and obligations as a married couple or a...
To blame or not to blame…

To blame or not to blame…

  The September 2017 issue of our newsletter included an article tackling the topic of ‘no-fault’ divorces following the Court of Appeal’s decision in the case Owens v Owens.  One year on, and following Mrs Owen’s dismissed appeal in the Supreme Court, this country’s...
Understanding Domicile – Death, Marriage & Taxes

Understanding Domicile – Death, Marriage & Taxes

The legal concept of domicile is often confused with nationality, citizenship or residence however it is a complex area of law which must be considered when dealing with your personal affairs. It is what the courts use to determine which legal system applies to you if...
What are the Tax Implications of a Civil Partnership?

What are the Tax Implications of a Civil Partnership?

Following the recent “win” in the Supreme Court for heterosexual couple Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan, the idea that a civil partnership could be available to heterosexual couples, as well as same sex couples, is looking evermore likely. Aside from removing the...
Special Educational Needs – What happens when your child turns 18?

Special Educational Needs – What happens when your child turns 18?

This is a question considered by most parents and usually our thought turn to the world of work, university, empty nest syndrome or perhaps worries about drugs and alcohol. But if you are the parent of a child with Special Educational Needs there is a whole range of...
What happens to my children when I die?

What happens to my children when I die?

This is probably a question we all ask, but for most of us whose children have grown-up and may have their own families it is not normally a question of great concern.  However if you have children who suffer from physical or mental disabilities then this is a really...